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Thomas Family Scholarship
Friday, April 21, 2023

2023 Gary & Portia Thomas Family Scholarship

Award: Two (2) $500 Scholarships

Gary and Portia Thomas are lifelong residents of Oak Hill.  They both graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1967.  After graduation they married and soon started a family and owned and operated several local businesses.  Gary served the students of Oak Hill as a Board of Education member for 25 years.  Portia started her career with the school district not long after starting her youngest child in Kindergarten and retired in 2016 after serving in various administrative roles.  They were both very involved in supporting Oak Hill Union Local Schools in various civic and parent support groups such as the BIG “O” Mother’s Club, Oak Hill Jaycees, Cotillion Club, Portland Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and Faith United Methodist Church.  All four of their children have gone on to acquire various college degrees in the fields of biology, education, nursing and finance. Gary and Portia have often said that their greatest accomplishments are their 4 children (Marlo- OHHS ‘87, Trevor-OHHS ‘89, Bronwyn- OHHS ‘93 and Trenton- OHHS ‘95) and 11 grandchildren(Moriah, Meagan, Brady, Paige, Bailee, Mason, Blake, Aubree, Tanner, Teegan and Marley). This scholarship is being established in honor of Gary and Portia Thomas for their years of service to Oak Hill Union Local Schools and their family to help students fulfill their dreams.

Scholarship Eligibility: Must be entering a 4-year post-secondary college/university planning to obtain degree in Business Management, Education, Nursing or Biology.

Award Type: The scholarship will be paid upon presentation of proof of enrollment as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution. This proof of enrollment must be presented to the Oak Hill Union Local School District Treasurer. 

To download an application, please click here

(Paper applications are available in the guidance office.)

Scholarship Deadline: The completed application must be turned in by Friday, April 21, 2023 to Mrs. Spees

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